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5 Common Mistakes Made When Trying to Lose Weight

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So, you are trying to Lose weight, I know it can be very tough unless you are really determined and willing to study on what will help you lose weight and keep it off. When you first start you may feel like you’re doing everything right, yet not getting results that you wanted or not shifting that fat as quickly as you would like.

If that is the case, there’s a good chance that you are not following a good regime of exercise and diet. In this post – 5 Common Mistakes Made When Trying to Lose Weight, we’ll take a brief look at some common exercise and eating habits that could be the reason why burning fat and losing weight is not effective as you would like.

If you want to lose weight, then learn and practice

If you are not willing to do a little bit of learning on good weight loss methods and applying what you learn then you may actually be hindering your progress by following misguided or invalid advice. Listed below are five common mistakes that some people make when trying to lose weight, read, remember and try to avoid.  Good luck with your weight loss and fat burning efforts.

 

1. Not exercising enough 

When you begin weight loss regime, you may lose some muscle mass as well as fat, due to reducing your food intake in an effort to losing the weight.  But If you don’t exercise at all or not enough while restricting calories, you are likely to lose more muscle mass and experience a decrease in your metabolic rate.  This could lead to a negative effect, as you do not see any positive wight lose results, your mind begins to switch off, leading to giving up on weight loss efforts.

On the other hand, exercising helps boost fat loss, minimize the amount of lean mass you lose and prevents your metabolism from slowing down. More lean mass you have, the easier it is for you to lose weight and maintain the weight loss.

2. Exercise too much too early

You have started your weight loss program and out of excitement you over exercise, great! But if you do that too early on in the program it can also cause problems and result in injury or burn you out quicker, leading to feeling unwell and rebounding in worst cases.

Research shows too much exercise, to lose weight is unsustainable in the long term for many people and may lead to stress, weight gain when you do not exercise for a short period and other complications.

In addition, it can also impair the production of adrenal hormones responsible for regulating stress response.

When you force your body to burn more calories by exercising too much it is neither effective nor healthy in the long run.  I would recommend investing in a smartwatch that will help you monitor how active you are throughout the day.  Start slowly and maintain a moderate regular fitness regime for losing weight, including lifting weights and doing cardio exercise several times per week, this is a sustainable weight loss strategy for maintaining metabolic rate and burning fat.

 

3. Not Enough Sleep

Losing weight comes down to healthy eating in moderation, plenty of exercise and recovery cycle. Missing out on any one of those, the other two alone aren’t going to deliver fat burn and weight loss.

Recovery after exercise is crucial, more specifically, lack of sleep is a big problem. When you don’t get enough good sleep, the hormones levels can vary, especially the ones in charge of regulating your hunger levels — leptin and ghrelin, resulting in strong cravings for food thus making you eat more. In a 2015 study, suggests that just four days of sleep deprivation causes your body to store more fat and according to published research in Clinical Sleep Medicine Journal, the quality of your sleep affects how you feel the following day and how likely you are to do the workout.  So get the most sleep you can, Sleep Foundation recommends adults ages 18 to 64 should try to get seven to nine hours sleep each night.

 

4. Eating enough protein

When you are trying to lose weight, eating enough protein-rich food is extremely important, this is a common mistake when trying to lose weight, people reduce protien intake. Protein has been shown to help with weight loss in numerous ways.  It helps reduce craving, increase feelings of fullness, decrease in calorie intake, increases metabolic rate and protects muscle mass during weight loss.

To get most out of exercise during fat burning sessions try to complement it with meals that contain high-protein food.

5. Giving up too early

When I go to the gym I quite often see, people, standing around chatting or taking a long break between workout sessions.

Usually what you find is that these are the people who claim that they are doing their best to lose weight doing all this exercise, reducing their food consumption and yet do not shed any weight.

They end up giving in, this is not what you want to do as doing so will have a negative emotional effect on you.  As you repeat such habits your mind becomes habituated to start-stop weight loss program.

So when you start on weight loss, get yourself a dairy or an app and keep track of what activities you are doing, monitor your progress and keep going. 

 

Summary

If you suffer any existing medical conditions or if you are taking regular medication, contact your medical doctor before starting on any diet or physical exercise mentioned in this article.

  • If you don’t exercise at all or not enough while restricting calories, you are likely to lose more muscle mass and experience a decrease in your metabolic rate.
  • Eat healthy foods for the wellbeing of mind and body when it comes to weight loss and fat burning.
  • Drink plenty of water to keep your body hydrated especially when you are doing cardio exercises.
  • Research shows too much exercise, to lose weight is unsustainable in the long term for many people.
  • Protein has been shown to help with weight loss in numerous ways.
  • Recovery after exercise is crucial, more specifically, lack of sleep is a big problem. When you don’t get enough good sleep.

About Niki Adams

Niki Adams is a confident fitness and health blogger. A former business director for a well-known Company, she now teaches people how to live the life they imagined by tuning into their authentic power and unlocking the confidence to ask for what they really, really want. Health and fitness starts with what you eat and how you train your mind.

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